JDS Uniphase

(JDSU)

was up 1.4% in early trading as several optical and telecom equipment companies dodged today's tech slump.

Corning

(GLW) - Get Report

was up 2.1%,

Corvis

(CORV) - Get Report

was up 3.4% and

Nortel

(NT)

, subject of a controversial downgrade Thursday, edged up 0.2%.

Sycamore Networks

(SCMR)

blossomed 5.6%.